Child Space: An Anthropological Exploration of Young People's Use of Space

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Overview

  • Author :Karen Malone
  • Year of Publication :2007
  • ISBN: :9788180694332
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 272
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Child Studies, Sociology

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About the Book :

This compendium of ten essays makes an anthropological exploration of the meaning and use of space through the lives of children and young people in a variety of global settings and in the ways in which they construct their environmental identities. Focusing on one or all the four characteristics of the environmental identities physical, social, natural and learning child, these stories of children's use of space are rich with diversity and contracts, and focus on spatial networks and relations, connections between space, time and a sense of place, and the way space users negotiate and construe power in and through social as well as spatial relations on to places.


About Author :

Karen Malone is presently Head of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Education at University of Wollongong. She is also Asia-Pacific Director of the global UNESCO-MOST Growing Up In Cities (GUIC) project that focuses on children and youth evaluating their quality of life, an external consultant to UNICEFs Child-Friendly Cities (CFC) initiative, and an external fellow for the University KwalaZulu-Natal. Dr. Malone has published 5 books, 14 book chapters and over 40 refereed publications focusing on children and youth studies, sustainable development, new learning, urbanisation, globalisation, and participatory research methodologies. Her most recent research grant was from the Australian Financial Markets Foundation for Children for project where she will be researching with Aboriginal youth around issues of health, well-being and the meaning of place. She is an assistant editor on two major international journals, Childrens Geographies and Children, Youth and Environments. She is the Australian member delegate to the IUCN and an executive member of the Australian UNESCO National Commission social science committee.